Two of Bath’s top attractions, the Roman Baths and Fashion Museum, will open their doors after hours for Museums at Night on Friday, October 30.
Visitors to the Roman Baths will have a chance to explore the Great Bath by torchlight and sample some Roman dishes at the Great Roman Feast.
At the Fashion Museum, guests can enjoy a glass of wine and hear artist Hormazd Narielwalla talk about his collages made from Savile Row tailoring patterns. A selection of his work will be on display in a pop-up exhibition at the museum.
Both attractions are run by Bath & North East Somerset Council, and its Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Cllr Patrick Anketell-Jones (Conservative, Lansdown), said: “This will be an outstanding opportunity for our residents and visitors to experience two of our most popular attractions outside normal opening hours.
Local residents can enjoy the Great Roman Feast for free with a Discovery Card.”
Rosie Clarke, Campaigns Officer at Culture24, which organises Museums at Night, said: “The twice-yearly Museums at Night festival aims to inspire new visitors to discover the fascinating arts and heritage highlights on their doorstep.
“We encourage museums to create an exciting after-hours experience that people will love, and the opportunity to enjoy a Roman feast amid the impressive surroundings of the Roman Baths will be unmissable. Meanwhile, art and design lovers are sure to be inspired by Hormazd Narielwalla’s talk at the Fashion Museum, learning how tailoring patterns influence his intriguing collage pieces.”
A Great Roman Feast at the Roman Baths
October 30, 6pm-8pm (last entry 7pm)
Explore the torch-lit Roman Baths and sample some Roman dishes.
Included in the admission price. Free for local Discovery Card holders.
In Conversation… with Hormazd Narielwalla at the Fashion Museum
October 30, 6.15pm
An after-hours talk with artist Hormazd Narielwalla, who works in collage and uses bespoke Savile Row tailoring patterns to create artworks exploring the body in abstract form. Ticket price includes a glass of wine.
Tickets available online from Bath Box Office (bathboxoffice.org.uk / 01225 463362).